Rugby League - Evans injury blow for Bulls

Bradford are on the look-out for another forward after new signing Ben Evans was ruled out for the first three months of the season with a hip injury.

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Bradford will have to cope without the injured Ben Evans

The 20-year-old Wales prop, who joined the Bulls on a season-long loan from Warrington, has undergone surgery to remove a piece of bone from the top of his femur.

Evans also had a tear to his hip cartilage repaired and the procedure has been hailed as a success, although he will be sidelined for the next 16 weeks.

Coach Francis Cummins is now hoping to bring in a short-term replacement.

"It's disappointing for Ben and for the club because we had high hopes for him this season," said Cummins.

"However, it's a problem that needed putting right and he had quite a big operation. The good news is that it went really well and we have to rehab him now.

"Hopefully in a few months' time we'll get Ben back, but in the meantime we may have to look at bringing in players on month-to-month loan deals."

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